Reading Partners,

AmeriCorps Literacy Lead

20 days ago
Employment type
Full Time
Mid City Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena
Closing date

About this organization

Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers in under-resourced schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful, happy and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service.

About this job

We are currently seeking responsible, high-caliber, patient, and motivated tutors to join our growing team. Tutors are essential to carrying out our mission, which is to assist elementary school students in literacy development and inspiring children to be life-long readers. Tutors engage in Reading Partners curriculum with selected students in small group tutoring sessions of 2 students held at our on-site Reading Centers at scheduled times during the school day. Tutors collaborate with the Reading Partners Program Coordinator at our partner schools to assess the student’s needs and how best to address them. The children that tutors work with are performing below their expected academic grade level and enjoy the benefits of working with a tutor to improve their overall reading skills.

Roles & responsibilities

Direct Tutoring & Student Support:

- Tutor an average of 10-15 target students twice per week

- Identify alternative methods to provide more intensive and individualized literacy strategies to meet our students’ learning needs

- Relationship Management & Communication

- Forge and maintain positive relationships

- Create a positive tutoring environment for students and caregivers


You’ll be successful in this role if you:

- Hold a high school degree or GED (Bachelor’s degree preferred)

- Have a willingness to learn about tutoring strategies

- Demonstrate patience when working with students who need help learning

- Have access to reliable transportation

- Can work independently or with limited supervision

- Can commit to a schedule and be punctual, which is essential to the position

- Interact effectively with diverse groups of people

- Be an effective and professional role model for all students

- Boast a deep belief in our mission

- Root your work in our core values

- Can prove eligibility to work in the United States legally

- COVID-19 vaccination is required unless a medical or religious accommodation is requested and approved.

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